Athletics competitions will take place at the Olympiastadion in Munich ©Getty Images

The athletics programme for the Munich 2022 European Championships has been confirmed, with marathon titles set to be the first gold medals claimed in the sport at the event.

European Athletics confirmed men’s and women’s marathon events will be held in the morning on August 15, with the races taking place in Munich City Centre.

The evening session will feature men’s and women’s shot put events at the Olympiastadion, with the women’s 10,000 metres final taking place on the track.

Men’s and women’s 35km race walk events will open the morning session on August 16, with the evening session headlined by the 100m sprint finals.

The women’s discus, men’s long jump, 5,000m competitions will take place, while the men’s decathlon would also conclude.

The third day of finals will feature triple jump, 400m and 110m hurdles events for men, as well as the women’s pole vault, hammer throw and 400m.

Men’s high jump, hammer throw, 1500m competitions will be held on August 18, with the women’s heptathlon, long jump and 5,000m titles set to be claimed.

Eight finals will take place the following day, including both the men’s and women’s 200m and 400m hurdles competitions.

The men’s discus and 3000m steeplechase will be contested, along with the women’s 1500m and triple jump finals will also be held.

The penultimate day of athletics competition will start with the men’s and women’s 20km race walk competitions in the morning session, while the evening features the men’s pole vault, women’s 800m, javelin and 3000m steeplechase.

Men’s and women’s 4x400m relay gold medals will also be earned.

The final day features seven finals, beginning with women’s high jump, men’s 800m, javelin, 10,000m and the women’s 100m hurdles.

The men’s and women’s 4x100m relay events will bring the programme to a close.

The athletics for Munich 2022 has been published ©Munich 2022
The athletics for Munich 2022 has been published ©Munich 2022

Athletics will feature at the European Championships alongside cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon.

The sports also featured at the first edition of the multi-sport event in Glasgow and Berlin.

Beach volleyball, canoe sprint, sport climbing and table tennis were added to the programme last year, while organisers announced Para canoe and Para rowing would also be included in July.

Around 4,700 athletes from around 50 nations will compete at the European Championships across 176 medal events.

The Championships, due to take place from August 11 to 21 next year, will unite the existing senior championships of nine of the continent's leading sports "under one roof" in Munich, 50 years after the German city hosted the Summer Olympics.

Next year’s Championships will feature a packed calendar for athletes with the World Championships and Commonwealth Games among the events scheduled.

The European Championships would be the final event of a mooted "triple" for athletes featuring at all three competitions.